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by Glorelendil
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Fatigue rules: too harsh... and one piece of trivia
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: Fatigue rules: too harsh... and one piece of trivia

When I brought up realism, I wasn't bringing up historical accuracy. I just said that getting tired after a single heavy-armor-penetrating blow is realistic—that is, it's quite believable. I think there's a difference between using realism to justify interesting game mechanics...which is what you a...
by Glorelendil
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Fatigue rules: too harsh... and one piece of trivia
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: Fatigue rules: too harsh... and one piece of trivia

And even in an imaginery universe I want my most vulnerable bodypart be better protected than bodyparts that have less impact on my survivability in close combat. Common sense. I'd rather have the ability to narratively choose the location where I get hit. Make Believe > Reality EDIT: Just in case ...
by Glorelendil
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Fatigue rules: too harsh... and one piece of trivia
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: Fatigue rules: too harsh... and one piece of trivia

Fortunately this has nothing to do with early medieval. This all takes place in an alternate, imaginary universe with its own timeline.
by Glorelendil
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: The Twice-baked Honey Cake conundrum
Replies: 26
Views: 7879

Re: The Twice-baked Honey Cake conundrum

Everything Rich said, and I will add that I tend to reward storytelling more than tactics (and definitely more than acting). I don’t want to encourage players to concoct elaborate schemes just to get bonus dice; I want them to contribute to the narrative.
by Glorelendil
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: The Twice-baked Honey Cake conundrum
Replies: 26
Views: 7879

Re: The Twice-baked Honey Cake conundrum

When they use their Bonus dice from the Preliminary rolls for Travels, then they can say "Beorn gave us some juicy bread with honey. Not the TBHC, but close to it." That’s always my answer to “how do I Sneak Attack?” You spend your bonus dice and describe it as a backstab. There's a lot to be said ...
by Glorelendil
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: The Twice-baked Honey Cake conundrum
Replies: 26
Views: 7879

Re: The Twice-baked Honey Cake conundrum

Falenthal wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:26 am
When they use their Bonus dice from the Preliminary rolls for Travels, then they can say "Beorn gave us some juicy bread with honey. Not the TBHC, but close to it."
Perfect.

That’s always my answer to “how do I Sneak Attack?” You spend your bonus dice and describe it as a backstab.
by Glorelendil
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Your personal wishlist for TOR books
Replies: 50
Views: 4826

Re: Your personal wishlist for TOR books

My first thought about Mordor is to wonder how much there is to say (at least about the northern parts). “It’s blasted and poisoned and rugged and there are lots of orcs. Plus a volcano and two towers. And a spider.” But if those blank areas could be creatively filled in with locations and character...
by Glorelendil
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: AiMe Characters and the Balrog
Replies: 13
Views: 2289

Re: AiMe Characters and the Balrog

Arguing on Internet forums about whether or not Balrogs have wings. (I have my suspicions about his username.)
by Glorelendil
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: AiMe Characters and the Balrog
Replies: 13
Views: 2289

Re: AiMe Characters and the Balrog

There's also another interpretation of the First Age that is more akin to Greek mythology. All those tales of people soloing Balrogs is kind of like Hercules slaying Hydras. The story grows with the telling. In any event, in terms of 5e action economy and 1 Balrog vs. many Murderhobos: don't make th...
by Glorelendil
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: The Twice-baked Honey Cake conundrum
Replies: 26
Views: 7879

Re: The Twice-baked Honey Cake conundrum

Fair point! The Virtue should still be desireable enough for a player to get. So I would personally say that any non-virtue twice baked honey cake’s should be less effective or very expensieve. If the PC are actually able to find a Beorning (or maybe only Beorn) and beeing able to be compelling/con...